Inspiring Reads: December 2018

December is a big month. Yes, there is Chanukah and Christmas. This month was extra special because I also celebrated my birthday. Here are 6 reads from around the web this month that inspired me.

Inspiring Reads

Here are some inspiring reads from around the web that I found in December.

Photo by Ian Schneider


Why Money is Always More than a Math Problem

Women’s Money Talk featuring She Picks Up Pennies

Penny reminds us that financial advise is not one-size-fits-all. This is something that I, too, need to keep in mind. We have to understand the other person’s situation, and remember that “life is a confluence of factors.”


How to Change Your Mindset from Consumerism to Frugalism

Rockstar Finance feature by

I am someone who has embraced frugalism. I wholeheartedly agree with the points made in this post about the relationship between consumerism and debt. Frugalism is truly a different state of mind than consumerism, and one that I find to be very freeing.


Which Matters More For Building Wealth: Your Saving Rate or Your Investment Returns?

get rich slowly guest post by Zach of Four Pillar Freedom

This is a question that many people ask. Here, Zach does a great job of laying the numbers out for us. Spoiler: the first $100,000 is the hardest. I also appreciate J.D.’s note about how the bull market in recent years is affecting the FIRE movement.

Conserve Natural Resources: Three Pillars to Save Earth and Money

by Millionaire Mob

This article was chosen for its tips for saving on three vitally important natural resources that we all use every day: water, energy, and food.


Am I Depriving My Family?

by Retire by Forty

Retire by Forty has been one of my favorite blogs for years. I appreciate this post because it’s a question that some who don’t understand my choices have asked me.


10 Motivational Quotes to Inspire a Strong Year-End Finish

by Costa Rica Fire

To end 2018 on a positive note, here are some inspiring quotes.


Wishing everyone a safe and prosperous New Year!

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2 thoughts on “Inspiring Reads: December 2018”

    1. Yeah, family. I think they are coming around now, but at first they did not understand. So sad when overconsumption becomes the norm.

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